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Ladycake Farm

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An African American family moves to a farm where the three children raise animals and the whole family makes friends, even with prejudiced neighbors.
126 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Harpercollins Juvenile Books (first published 1952)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This book is unusual because, while it's the story of a black family on their new farm, it was written in 1952, at a time when few children's books featured black characters unless they were set in Africa. Another thing that sets this book apart is that the family's life isn't all roses, which is usually how life was depicted unless it was during war. This family faces their share of prejudiced attitudes and "whites only" places, though no violence, as might be depicted in today's books. I found...more
Emily Mellow
I can't tell you how great this book was. I found it at the thrift store, this beautiful vintage book that I fully expected to be dull and make the kids groan... but it was so perfect. It was like the Little House books, only about a black family after schools in the South integrated, just making their way in the world and being supportive of each other. My two favorite things about the book were:
1. It was was about a very sweet family buying their dream farm and getting it started.
2. It was abo...more
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Born into a prominent Quaker family, Ms. Hunt wrote stories as a child and was influenced by her father, a doctor who loved word games and books. After his death she attended DePauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana, for two years (1910-1912) and received a year of library training at Western University Library School in Cleveland, Ohio (1923). She worked as a librarian at the Indianapolis Publi...more
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